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Thursday, September 29, 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Previously observed as Orange Shirt Day, this is the second year it will be observed as a federal statutory holiday and the first as a provincial holiday.Orange Shirt Day is…
Friday, September 23, 2022

Health before wealth

Picture this: You’re on a boat, it has a hole in it and is taking on water.You have two options.Option one: you could repair the hole and stop the boat from sinking.Option two: you could hire someone to come and…
The current federal government has promised to make the tax system fairer, but what is being implemented doesn't match what was promised. Several measures that sounded like major steps towards tax fairness when they were announced have had relatively little…
The Premier of New Brunswick, Blaine Higgs, said he isn’t ruling out more private sector health care as an option for the province.New Brunswick health care is suffering due to lack of resources, both in terms of those working in…
The New Brunswick Union (NBU) has lost one of its most dedicated and caring members with the passing of Barbara Doiron.Barb had recently retired from her position at the Carleton-Kirk Lodge Nursing Home in Saint John after a long career.…
Monday, August 22, 2022

NBU mourning René Dionne

The New Brunswick Union is mourning the loss of paramedic René Dionne. Dionne suffered a medical event while on duty serving his community.  “This is a tragic loss for his family, friends, fellow paramedics and his community,” said NBU President…
Friday, July 29, 2022

Celebrate Pride in NB in August

The New Brunswick Union (NBU) is proud to support and celebrate Pride during the month of August in New Brunswick for lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit and transgender people throughout the province.While June is recognized as Pride month in Canada,…
"We know hospital occupancy has always been a problem. We've had that before COVID. But are people being released [in] an appropriate [amount of] time? Do we have a flow through the system as needed, so we keep people moving…
The voices of New Brunswick’s health care workers and community organizations must be heard on any changes to the health care system.Recently, Premier Blaine Higgs announced major anti-democratic reforms to the structure of New Brunswick’s health care system by moving the health…
In a recent Substack newsletter, economist Armine Yalnizyan – an Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers – examines inflation and ways the federal government can help Canadians.While inflation is a worldwide phenomenon brought on, in part, by the COVID-19…